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Mi Espacio

Mi Espacio1

sponsored by CASA de Maryland

2224 E. Fayette St.
Baltimore MD, 21231
(410) 732-7777
CONTACT: Elizabeth Alex, Manager (ealex@casamd.org) or Elisa Urtiaga, Youth Program Coordinator (eurtiaga@casamd.org)

Function:

"Mi Espacio" is an afterschool youth leadership development program sponsored by CASA de Maryland. The primary goal of the program is to provide a supportive environment where Latino high school students can gain the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to graduate from high school and achieve their post-secondary dreams. The model aims to recognize the strengths of each individual as well as the collective power of group problem solving and community organizing. At least two workshops are offered each day, including photography, afterschool homework assistance, leadership development, financial literacy, college access, yoga, group problem solving and other personal and group enrichment sessions. The program works with Latino high school students throughout Baltimore City. The youth come to CASA de Maryland for these sessions and occasionally travel to Patterson Park or other nearby facilities.

Involvement Opportunities:

Interns are needed to help Latino youth with homework and also to help with the ongoing health sessions and personal enrichment projects.  Students will:

*Both English and Spanish speaking volunteers are needed to help facilitate courses for the youth.

Hours:

M,Tu,Th, and F afternoons afterschool (No sessions on Wednesdays)
3:30-6:30pm

Location:

Walking Distance from JHSPH